Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Iron Bowl

Well the turkey was great and the dressing was fine,
We saw all the kinfolks and had a good time,
We had leftovers for supper and we took out the trash,
Now get ready for game day and the Iron Bowl bash...

The game's in the east, over by Opelika,
You can ride in your car or hitch on with a biker,
Or if you ain't got the ticket, the time or the gas to burn,
You can sit on the couch and suffer through Gary and Verne...

Auburn comes in seven and four on the season,
And if you've got the time, they've got the reasons,
Injuries, depth, coaching changes, they've rehearsed it like singers,
Plus Tubberville left and took all his fingers...

But the War Eagle folks aren't in a 'tizik',
They got a new coach, that fella named Chizik,
They've won seven games, they're as happy as can be,
And, shoot, 3 of those wins were in the S.E.C....

They like their new coach, and if they don't, that's a shame
It just took folks six months to remember his name,
But at Bama our coach is more well-known by far,
'Bout what you'd expect ---from a movie star...

Auburn's fired up and hoping for the upset,
They're buying up all the toilet paper they can get,
But when the Tide starts risin', and their knees turn to jelly,
They might need that paper for the upset in their belly...

This year Bama's eleven and oh again,
And it's a mighty big shame that Pride is a sin,
'Cause when we say "Roll Tide!" we sure don't mumble,
If you're a Bama fan it's hard to be humble...

And speaking of humble, Auburn's guy, Ben Tate,
Came right out and said that he's the best in the state!
He was serious, he meant it, it wasn't a joke,
I guess nobody told all of those Heisman folks?

See, they think the best back is that Ingram kid, Mark
Because, as they say, "he runs it out of the park",
With a few good blocks we'll hear Eli's call, loud and true,
"Touchdown Alabama!, ball carried by Twenty-Two"...

But the Bama defense has really played well,
It's even been described as "six seconds of hell",
The Tide comes from all sides, like water jets from a fountain,
And in the middle of 'hell' stands a mighty big mountain...

Tiger fans should remember Rolando McClain,
It's really quite easy, his name rhymes with 'Pain',
That's what they'll be feelin' from this all star head-hunter,
And a busy day at work for the War Eagle punter...

We expect a good game and the licks will be violent,
The Tide fans hope that Jordan-Hare will be silent,
Except for the cheers for the crimson and white,
As they light up the scoreboard and tell Aubie, "Good night"...

They say "It ain't braggin', if you really can do it",
And the Crimson Tide is ready to get to it,
On the menu Friday night is War Eagle gizzard,
And then, next week, "Here! Lizard, Lizard, Lizard..."


Monday, November 2, 2009

I guess I've turned into a Blast from the Past

I don't even remember the last time I sat down and wrote on here. I know it's not really an excuse, but I truly have been so busy I haven't had time for much at all.

I haven't even written about Alabama football. However, we have been on the quad before and after each home game so far this year. It's been great, and of course we love getting together with everybody. And speaking of football, what the hell is wrong with Lane Kiffin? What a whiney little jerk!

We're still working on the fertility thing. Our first round of IUI resulted in a negative test. But we're not letting that get us down. We're still doing the shots and trying for a baby, and when God wants it to happen for us it will. We're also looking at adoption agencies and trying to decide which one will be best for us.

We stayed on the road all this past weekend. Mama's sister, Laura, passed away last Thursday. The funeral was Saturday in Graceville, Florida. So Heather and I drove down to Mama's Friday evening and went to the funeral with them. Then Saturday evening we came back to Mama's, and then back home, so that we could be up and in Birmingham at the fertility clinic for bloodwork on Sunday morning. We ate sushi for lunch and did some shopping while we were in Birmingham, and then came home and chilled out the rest of the evening.

I ended up getting the Associate Finance Director job here at the City. The fact that I was doing 2 jobs is a large part of why I've been so busy. But we have interviewed for my old position and hope to have it filled in the next week. Then things can begin to get better.

Thanks for being patient. I have still been keeping up with you guys. Just haven't been able to share.

Hope ya'll have a great week!